If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, our educated guess would be that fall is definitely your favorite season. Not only do you get to warm yourself in front of some delightfully crackling kindling on the regular, but the styling options for your mantel are endless. To ensure you don’t get stuck in a rut this season, we’re sharing some inspiration from our most stylish Instagram friends that we’re sure will light your fire.
Get Graphic à la @consortdesign
Every element of Erin Fetherston’s California-cool fireplace (captured by photographer Laure Joliet for Domino) is equally arresting, but what sets this vignette apart from the rest is the simple—yet dramatic—use of contrast. Recreate the look at home by styling a monochromatic mix of black and white ceramics with pops of pink and gold nestled in between.
Celebrate the Season à la @ginny_macdonald
Want to feel festive without going overboard on the Halloween decor? Add white mini pumpkins, black-and-white abstract art, and freshly picked fall foliage to your mantel for an interpretation of the classic color palette that looks a little spooky but still feels chic.
Go All-Out Earthy à la @caitlinflemming
Embrace the essential human desire to keep warm by the fire by going back to basics and styling the space around your fireplace with earthy elements. Keep it simple with a row of tiny terracotta pots along the mantel, rough-hewn furnishings in front, and a stack of firewood nearby.
Style Your Own Still Life à la @britt_albert
Highlight the ornate details of an original marble fireplace and cast-iron grate cover by draping a delicate greenery garland and a trio of mini ghost pumpkins over the mantel. Pair the natural elements with a rich velvet accent chair to add some major texture, and voilà!
Channel Cabin Chic à la @osmonddesigns
Reaching for rustic furnishings feels totally natural when the temperature drops—as does adding in orange accents and glossy mahogany side tables. A swipe of white paint on the interior brick of the fireplace keeps things feeling light and balances out the darker wood furnishings perfectly.
Pile on the (Light) Layers à la @michelle_janeen
Add height and texture to your mantelscape with a handful of mini pumpkins set in front of your usual mirror or artwork, flanked by bunches of greenery and a pair of wood-frame lanterns. Bonus points for adding a spooky crow in the corner!
Make It Modern à la @studiomcgee
Sometimes simplicity can be the most impactful way to style your space, and this contemporary cabin from the powerhouse creatives behind Studio McGee is the picture-perfect proof. Get the look at home by styling a single bold piece—such as antlers or a three-dimensional work of art—over your fireplace and keeping the lines of your furniture clean and modern.